I finally finished this garden bed!! Woohoo!! She's weeded, planted, mulched and watererd!!
I started it years ago but always got frustrated with one thing or another, fighting the weeds but never winning the battle and just giving up. I don't know, something just clicked this year and I pushed myself over two weekends to just gitter-done! My (good) hip is none-to-happy but it's done and I'm thrilled.
I only added 2 new plants and moved the scattered bee balm to the back - the rest are quite established, they all just need some time to fill in as summer progresses. My original plan was to have a tall, flowy, English Garden style garden but the plants I'm drawn to don't fit the bill so now it's just lotsa things I like :-)
From left to right: white azalea (struggling after two harsh winters), stella d'oro (new), hardy geranium, balloon flower (I think), another new flower I don't remember the name of, delphinium, ginger, allium, day lilies, phlox and bleeding heart.
If I keep up my weekly garden shots, you'll notice I have a thing for rock/borders. I collect rocks everywhere - dig them from my yard or the pile I inherited with the house, lotsa local farmer field piles, camping in the ADK or even one day at a field fire I found I nice big flat rock. I never did get up the gumption to ask the other farmer for his huge benchlike rock after a barn fire. He would have had to get it to my house since it was so big but it sure was a beauty. I have borders made of flat rocks and borders made with round rocks and then the bigger rocks just get to take up space in the garden - big round rocks for the cat to sit on or big flat rocks for me to stand on while I get to the back. It's also less space to weed, haha.
I think I might need to visit some farmer rock piles to replenish this weekend!
Happy Hump Day!